What tools did the Algonquins use?


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The Algonquins used a wide range of tools made from wood, including bows, spears and arrows. The native people relied heavily on hunting and fishing for survival.

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Since bark and wood were readily available in the region, the Algonquin people took advantage of the resources to produce their tools and hunting equipment. Some of the most common tools made included bows, arrows and lances used for hunting. They also used snares and traps to capture smaller animals. To make the task of fishing simpler, hooks, nets and weirs were also made from materials found in the wilderness. Knives and spears were made with wooden handles and sharpened rock blades. Some tools were made in order for the Algonquins to trade with neighboring tribes in exchange for goods that they could not secure easily.

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